The Massapequa Fire Department crews try to prevent the massive blaze from spreading to a neighboring home, but the person who posted the video says both homes were destroyed.
Water levels were at five feet and rising.
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Fab O LouisFriday, November 02, 2012 11:28:22 PMWhy? You risk alot to save alot, there is nothing to save here. Not smart...
Warren ErikSun Nov 4 12:53:40 PST 2012This would be that MIDDLE one of risk assessment where you take "calculated risks in a controlled fashion to save savable property". They are protecting exposures, and trying to put the fire out as best they can... 'cause if you put the fire out... most of your problems go away.
Saving the BLOCK in this case is a good goal.
They are wearing PPE, including life-jackets with strobes and are situation-ally aware.
Joey CatSun Nov 4 16:22:47 PST 2012well said brother
Joey CatSaturday, November 03, 2012 3:27:53 PMwe go into any house fire to save what's left of a home. Whether its pictures, the structure itself or anything with meaning to the home owner. I am the guy who took this video, we were preventing what you saw in breezy point. If you search firstonscene photos, you can see the picture of the house that almost caught fire. We saved the block. And the homeowner of the house on the right was damn greatful for our effort. Yes there is risk, sometimes greater than other times. But to understand what "reward" is, that is something else.
Rudy Caparros Sr.Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:35:24 AMWARNING: FIRST RESPONDERS’ use of THE CHLORINE INSTITUTE “C” KIT may cause the catastrophic failure of a chlorine tank car, instantly creating a toxic gas plume with a distance of not less than seven miles. The first mile will have chlorine concentrations of 1,000 ppm, causing death after one or two breaths with no opportunity for escape. To learn more, see PETITION C KIT, click on “First Responder Warnings.”.
Jon RyanWednesday, December 26, 2012 6:00:06 PMWhen it comes to saving property & life's we as firefighters will stop at nothing to get the job done.
Joey CatThu Dec 27 15:06:25 PST 2012Well said brother. Running in when all others run out. Many people will never understand what we do.
Brandon L MeekerMonday, February 25, 2013 5:51:54 PMAt least you wont run out of water.